Lorde says we've got it all wrong. When the singer commented "mom" on Kim Kardashian's bootylicious Paper cover, she didn't mean to shame the reality TV star for posing naked. Instead -- it was meant as the highest compliment.
"i retweeted kim’s amazing cover and wrote ‘MOM’, which among the youthz is a compliment; it basically jokingly means 'adopt me/be my second mom/i think of you as a mother figure you are so epic,'” Ella wrote on her Tumblr after a fan pointed out that her "mom" tweet didn't seem very feminist of her.
But since Naya Rivera commented "you're someone's mother" around the same time, the two celebrities got grouped together. Lorde thinks the mom-bashing it "TOTAL trash" and instead went onto explain why she loves the Paper cover -- and Kim K -- so much:
if anything i think she gets even more beautiful and sexy all the time like a fineass wine, and of course has every right to showcase that - but i think our two comments got lumped in and also maybe reporters don’t understand my breed of humour/worship. i am the biggest fan of jean-paul goude and of grace jones, as you know, and there’s no way i could support one and not the other you know? it wouldn’t make any sense to worship rih in her swarovski crystal gown at the CFDAs, or grace naked on the cover of island life (as shot by goude!), and not kim. to summarize - kim’s cover was pure heaven. so so beautiful. i’m proud to say it’ll be on my wall.
Lorde also said she reached out to a mutual friend to make sure her and Kim were cool. Crossing my fingers it was Kanye.